Annual Cybersale! Parenting for the Launch
  • How will I measure "success" in my life?
  • What character traits will I model to others?
  • How will I build strong relationships and work effectively with others?
  • What role does faith play in my life?
  • How will I persevere through life's inevitable hardships?
  • How do I become a masterful decision maker, goal setter, and time manager?
  • How will I succeed in college academics?
  • How will I select and thrive in my career?
  • How will I know he or she is "the one" and prepare for a lasting marriage?
  • How will I achieve my financial goals and manage my money?
  • How will I measure "success" in my life?
  • What character traits will I model to others?
  • How will I build strong relationships and work effectively with others?
  • What role does faith play in my life?
  • How will I persevere through life's inevitable hardships?
  • How do I become a masterful decision maker, goal setter, and time manager?
  • How will I succeed in college academics?
  • How will I select and thrive in my career?
  • How will I know he or she is "the one" and prepare for a lasting marriage?
  • How will I achieve my financial goals and manage my money?
What I Wish I Knew at 18 Buy The BookRead a Sample ChapterBulk OrdersRead a Sample ChapterBuy The BookView Sample LessonsBuy The Student GuideView Sample Lessons Buy The Christian Student Guide
---

Equipping Young Adults for Real World Success


LifeSmartADDRESSING THE NEED

Dennis Trittin founded LifeSmart Publishing to help address the life skills deficit hindering today’s younger generation. Observation and research suggests this looming crisis is rooted in several cultural and institutional forces:

    1. increasing fragmentation of family life
    2. immature or absent parenting
    3. schools viewing character/life skills as the domain of parents and therefore focusing primarily on traditional subject matter; parents incorrectly assume schools are fully covering key life subjects (e.g., finance)
    4. inadequate youth employment opportunities
    5. harmful cultural messages from the media and entertainment industries

The end result is that our society is producing a generation of young adults largely unprepared to negotiate life, develop and maintain healthy life-long relationships, demonstrate honorable and effective leadership, build stable households, and succeed in a--- Read More
---
---

4 Tips to Help You Learn from Your Defeats

12/13/2014 4:46:16 PM

In recent years I’ve had the great privilege of visiting an alternative high school that serves the neediest and most challenged of students. One particular encounter with a high school  principal—a man who had given his life to reach and impact disadvantaged youth—left me inspired and encouraged. His stories of the ups and downs of working with that student population reminded me of the unforgettable introduction to “ABC’s Wide World of Sports,” when the--- Read More
---
---

10 Tips to Help You Master Your Time

12/8/2014 12:18:38 AM

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday when we toasted the new millennium, but here we are, about to ring in 2015. Sure, it’s a cliché phrase, but time really does fly by. Time’s a funny thing, isn’t it? When we’re having a blast, it feels like someone is pushing the “fast forward” button. In contrast, if we have a two-point lead with three minutes left in the game, it feels like an eternity. When we’re suffering through a va--- Read More
---
---

Building a Rock-Solid Support System for Teens: One Community's Response

11/29/2014 12:36:09 PM

How do we set our teens on a pathway to their destiny—to help them fulfill their dreams and purpose?   It’s a fundamental question for their future—and our future—and the answer is multi-faceted. But, for now, I’d like to focus on one of the most vitally important prerequisites—a healthy and solid support system.     Research experts such as Dr. Chap Clark conclude that every adolescent needs at least five loving, trusted adults in his/her life--- Read More
---
---

More People, More Time, Less Stuff

11/21/2014 3:18:21 PM

We’ve arrived at Thanksgiving week, which means the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just beginning. Once our turkeys have been eaten and our bellies are stuffed, most of us are in holiday mode from here on out. Holiday shopping, holiday plans, holiday travel, holiday parties… It’s all too easy to get caught up in the activity and miss out on the things that really matter.    There will always be times in life when we feel we’re like the rope in a tug--- Read More
---
---

Celebrate the Season! Annual LifeSmart Book Sale!

11/21/2014 2:58:35 PM

It’s been a great year at LifeSmart! We are filled with gratitude as What I Wish I Knew at 18 continues to impact the lives of young adults globally, and our newest book, Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, receives rave reviews for encouraging and equipping parents (click here for more information).       We think it's time to CELEBRATE!   Our 4th annual Cybersale&--- Read More
---
---

How to Be an MVP Employee -- Our New DVD

11/20/2014 12:55:48 AM

Are the young people under your supervision—children, students, or employees—prepared to soar in their eventual career? Not just to land the job, but to be a workplace MVP?   With high youth unemployment and all-consuming scholastics and activities driving their schedules and priorities, many of today’s young adults are entering the work force sorely lacking the skills and maturity they need to thrive in the real world. &--- Read More
---
---

Cyber Sale 2014!!!

11/20/2014 12:43:38 AM

There’s nothing like a gift that keeps giving. It’s one reason why we look forward to the holiday season when we offer our keepsake books at substantial savings. It’s our way of spreading a little cheer and saying “thank you” to our many friends.   So, here’s a “head’s up” that our 2014 cybersale is just around the corner!   For the teen and young adult in your--- Read More
---
---

Preparing Your Teen for College and a Career

11/16/2014 4:20:22 PM

Preparing for the launch into adulthood. It’s the culminating milestone of every parent and every high school…releasing the adolescents under our supervision into the brave new world of independent living. It’s also the fulfillment of our responsibility of training up self confident, well-prepared young adults to realize their dreams and purpose.         At this weighty time, we ponder these questions: &nb--- Read More
---
---

Coaching 101: Critics Vs. Encouragers

11/16/2014 4:07:56 PM

How many coaches have you had in your lifetime?  5? 10? 20? However many, each was responsible for developing you in some subject or skill area. They helped grow your strengths and correct your weaknesses. When delivered in the right setting and in the right manner, their constructive criticism was a good thing, wasn’t it? It helped you be better, perform better, and know better.   There can be a dark side to criticism, though. It can be sharp, abrasive, and downright mean-spir--- Read More
---
---

What Do YOU Have to Offer the World?

11/8/2014 10:14:03 PM

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been reflecting on how thankful I am—not for what I have for myself, but for what I have to give away. Really, life’s greatest joys come not from the getting, but from the giving. Don’t you agree?  I have special admiration for people who commit their lives to serving others. They’re not motivated by fame or fortune or power or things, but rather by joyful service. Their qualities of generosity, empathy, compass--- Read More
---
---

The Greatest Gift We Can Give to a Teenager

11/2/2014 12:07:27 AM

The teen years are among our greatest periods of change and self discovery. When you know who you are and why you’re here, you’re inspired to define and pursue your passions. Knowing “what makes you tick” and being able to carry that out, brings great joy and fulfillment. Unfortunately, for some, that’s easier said than done.   Take teenagers who receive few expressions of love or healthy modeling in the home. It doesn’t take long for that deficit to sh--- Read More
---
As Seen on King5 News

As Seen on FOX News

Featured in the Huffington Post

Click here for Bulk Orders

Schedule Dennis to Speak at your Event or Organization

What People are Saying

Television Interview

Financial Literacy Posters
Email (required)
First Name
Last Name






Financial Literacy Posters

Email Dennis Trittin

Friend Dennis on FacebookFollow Dennis on Twitter